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Baracoa, Cuba – Story of Authentic Travel

In this post I will write a bit about one of my adventures roaming Cuba and meeting locals and about why I enjoy Cuba and about how it has changed my views of the world.   Backpacking Through Baracoa, Cuba - Authentic Exploration Baracoa, Cuba. It's on the eastern tip of the island. It is [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Top 10 Best Tips for Visiting Cuba and Havana

 Tips For Visiting Cuba and Havana   Video blogger Jon Barr has just released a new video of the top 10 best tips for visiting Havana and Cuba. The tips will be very helpful for anybody considering visiting Cuba and will be very useful when organizing your trip to Havana. Jon Barr is a world [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

How Much Money do Cubans Make?

Poverty in Cuba In a previous article I discussed the reality of the average Cuban wage and how the official Cuban salary did not not accurately reflect the lifestyle of the average Cuban citizen. Despite making only about the equivalent of $20 to $40 USD per month, Cubans receive a vast amount of support from [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips for Exploring Havana and Trinidad, Cuba like a local

The Best Authentic Cuban Experience My good friend Jon Barr decided to spend the holidays in Cuba. He loved Havana and even took a trip to Trinidad. He has some great videos up on YouTube. He used the Real Havana guidebook and really got an authentic Cuban experience. Check out his videos!   How To [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Using Credit Cards & Western Union in Cuba

Can You Use American Credit Cards in Cuba? A few weeks ago when I was in Cuba, there was a family from the USA who had some money issues. I had organized a taxi tour for them, and I ended up doing the pickup and the tour, so that's how I met them. The family [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Some Frequently asked Questions About Visiting Havana and Cuba

Some Questions and Answers For First Time Cuba Visitors   Below I will answer some frequently asked questions about Cuba and Havana. If you are planning to visit Cuba, this information might come in handy.   Cubans lining up at the local phone office. Question: We are from the USA and are trying [...]

By | November 20th, 2015|Fun and Entertainment, Stories of Havana|0 Comments

First Time in Cuba – Having Fun, Exploring Havana Like A Local

Should Cuba be on Your Travel List? I often receive emails from nervous tourists asking about safety in Cuba. Many foreigners have some terrible impressions of Havana. I always tell them to relax. I explain that Cuba is a really safe, and popular destination. There is always something interesting and exciting to do in Havana. Regardless [...]

By | October 29th, 2015|Havana and Vedado, Stories of Havana|0 Comments

How to Deal With Scams in Cuba?…. One day at a Time.

It's not all Beaches and Rum In Cuba, you will see and meet all kinds. You will find interesting, happy things that will make you wish you had visited this country sooner. And then you will find some odd and depressing things, which will make you question why anybody even comes to this place. My [...]

By | October 14th, 2015|Food and Restaurants, Havana and Vedado, Stories of Havana|4 Comments

Single Women Traveling through Havana and Cuba

Tips for Traveling Through Cuba and Havana as a Single Women I always get lots of questions from single women who are planning a trip to Havana and Cuba. Their main concerns are safety and the nightlife scene. I recently had the opportunity to chat with a woman on Reddit who is planning a trip [...]

By | October 8th, 2015|Fun and Entertainment, Havana and Vedado|5 Comments

Cuban Money Tips and Budgeting Your Havana Trip

Cuban Money Tips Cash is used in 99% of commerce in Cuba. There are a few ATM machines in Havana (for tourist use) but they are unreliable and you sometimes have to wait in line to show identification before using the machines. If your credit cards are at a US based bank, then they will [...]

By | September 23rd, 2015|Life|1 Comment
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